Quick and Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Casserole
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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
581 Calories
46g Fat
29g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 581
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 794mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 17g
Calcium 381mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple broccoli cheese casserole is a combination of frozen broccoli, condensed soups, and cheese. Slivered almonds add crunch to the casserole. 

The original recipe called for "garlic cheese," which is no longer available. You may replace the Velveeta cheese with shredded mild cheddar (2 cups) if you'd like, or use Cheez Whiz in the recipe.

The perfect side dish for a holiday dinner, this broccoli cheese casserole is a great addition to any meal.


  • 2 packages (approximately 10 ounces each) frozen broccoli spears
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds (about 2 ounces)
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (10 1/2-ounce) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10 1/2-ounce) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs tossed with 2 tablespoons of melted butter (for topping)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oven to 375 F.

  3. Lightly butter a 2-quart baking dish.

  4. Cook broccoli in salted water until barely tender. Drain and place broccoli in the prepared baking dish.

  5. Sprinkle slivered almonds over the broccoli.

  6. Combine the cheese, garlic powder, and condensed soups in a saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until the cheese has melted and the mixture is well blended.

  7. Pour the cheese sauce over broccoli.

  8. Top broccoli cheese casserole with buttered breadcrumbs and bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbly and the breadcrumb topping is browned.

  9. Serve and enjoy.